Vicky Kaushal’s recently released film “Sardar Udham” has made Indians remember and know more about Shaheed Udham Singh, a revolutionary and legendary nationalist.
While many are now aware of his heroic efforts to avenge the Jallianwala massacre, there is one interesting fact that few know about.
Apart from being a brave freedom fighter who fought for independence under colonial rule, Udham Singh also starred in two Hollywood movies.
A Reddit thread that is going viral says that Udham Singh starred in 2 Hollywood movies, including Elephant Boy (1937) and The Four Feathers (1939).
Udham Singh starred in these English films to earn extra money to support Ghadar party, an organization made up of a group of Indians united to end British rule in India.
He worked as an extra in Alexander Korda’s Elephant boy based on Toomai and the Elephants from The Jungle Book.
Although the film was never released in India, the film won Best Director at the Venice Film Festival.
He also starred as an extra in The Four Feathers (1939), directed by Zolton Korda.
He played the role of a British officer who disguises himself as an Arab to save his comrades.
Singh assassinated Michael O’Dwyer at Caxton Hall in London after opening fire on him, killing him in March 1940.
On July 31, 1940, he was hanged in Pentonville prison and sentenced to death after being convicted of murder in 1940.